Welcome to Media Geography at Mainz

MGM is the new forum for all things media geography.  Founded as a BOOK SERIES this site is regularly updated content through its NEWS, BLOG, and REVIEW sections.  

Blog

Film Geographies publishes films made by geographers, or films that are geographical in subject matter. Film that are submitted need to follow our guidelines if they want to be reviewed.

Mapping Movies is founded on a simple premise: Where we watch movies matters. Whatever the environment – cinema, town hall, church, airplane, hotel, school, living room, mobile device or elsewhere – Mapping Movies explores how people and movies interact in places that vary and change over time. The goal is to discover the social, technological and industrial forces that produce the infrastructure for these interactions, and to map the cultural patterns formed through and upon them.

MGM's current initiative is focused on "Media's Mapping Impluse."  A group of 30 scholars from around the world will gather in Mainz, Germany June 17th and 18th for a symposium on the topic.  This symposium will be the foundation for a MGM book on the subject.  Names and abstracts will be posted to this blog soon.

News

The New Yorker,  By Peter Huang
I’m in Barcelona writing a screenplay—a writer cliché, I know. I’ve been here a couple weeks and am at a bar with some friends. We’re at a language exchange, where locals and expats gather to practice the newest language on their list, be it Spanish, English, French, or Catalan. Really though, it’s just an excuse to meet new people.

Reviews

In his meditations on thought and cinema in Cinema 2: The Time Image, Gilles Deleuze noted that the cinematographic image showed us an essential link between man and the world that developed either in the direction of a transformation of the world ... Read More...

Academic publications regarding Doctor Who have increased in recent decades, exciting not only fans of the show but also scholars who study social justice through interconnections of science-fiction and reality. Doctor Who and Race is an edited volume of 22 chapters exploring perceptions, observations, and often problematic representations of race... Read More...